The first annual Redneck Olympics took place in Hebron, Maine last weekend (see highlights here), and this may be the last year we see them in existence. At least under the current name.
Apparently the word "Olympics" is exclusive intellectual property of the Olympics Committee. Because of that ruling, the Redneck Olympics likely needs to change its name.
There are two snags, however.
One, the organizer of the newly founded Redneck Olympics says he won't change the name.
Two, there's already a "Summer Redneck Games." That doesn't leave very many options for the Redneck Olympics.
Personally, I think it's a travesty. If some folks want to bob for pig's feet and play toilet-seat horseshoes, who are we to stop them? If anything, the name should enhance the Olympics' international reputation!